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Opera Festivals in St. Margarethen

Monumental opera at the Roman quarry

Fans of opulent performances have been flocking to these Opera Festivals in St. Margarethen since 1996. The festivals take place each year in July and August against the unique natural backdrop of the Roman quarry which was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2001.

The Roman quarry in St. Margarethen is one of the oldest stone quarries in Europe. This magnificent open-air stage welcomes thousands of opera fans each year and has been created in part of the Roman quarry.

The Opera Festivals in St. Margarethen – a natural and cultural experience

The perfect infrastructure for a modern festival has been created thanks to financial input from the Esterházy private foundation. Special attention has been paid to carefully integrating the structure into the unique natural landscape: visitors can enjoy the Oriental flair of the Roman quarry’s high walls and the vast expanse of the area where the opera performances are held.

Opera Festivals in St. Margarethen in the Burgenland

Over the past few years, the Opera Festivals in St. Margarethen have continually impressed with their large-scale opera performances at the Roman quarry in St. Margarethen. This year will again feature a unique musical experience: the fantastic opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. This cultural highlight is not limited to adults; in summer  ‘Die Schneekönigin’ will be performed as a fairy tale opera for children as part of the Opera Festivals at Schloss Esterhazy. Find out about the current schedule and prices for summer 2017 at  as well as

You can find information about the latest events here.

  • Rigoletto – opera by Giuseppe Verdi from July 12th  to August 19th 2017
  • Die Schneekönigin – fairy tale opera in Schloss Esterhazy in June   June

Tosca was in 2015

and Konstantin Wecker 2014

and Carlos Santana 2013

Simply Red was in 2016:

The open-air stage in the Roman quarry is within easy reach by car: there is plenty of free parking available on the festival site. The performances are held in any weather: make sure you bring warm clothing and waterproofs.

The team at the 'Das Schmidt' hotel are happy to help you purchase tickets for the cultural events, of course also for the Seefestspiele Mörbisch. Stay at the 4-star independent hotel 'Das Schmidt' in Moerbisch by Lake Neusiedl and savour the unique atmosphere of the Opera Festivals in St. Margarethen. Send a non-binding holiday enquiry now.

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